Investors Business Daily. 5/2/2018, pN.PAG-N.PAG. 1p.
GENERAL Electric Co., UNITED States. Navy. Office of Naval Research, THREE-dimensional printing, RAPID prototyping, and BIOPRINTING
The article reports that General Electric has received a $9 million contract from the U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Research to speed up the development of exact digital models of replacement or new parts with three-dimensional printing. Other information about the four-year 3D printing contract is presented.
THREE-dimensional printing, INTERNATIONAL Space Station, SPACE stations, RAPID prototyping, WEIGHTLESSNESS simulators, and ACRYLONITRILE
Shipping extra parts to the International Space Station is costly and time-consuming. With the help of the Zero-G 3D printer from Made In Space, astronauts will be able to print parts that they need without waiting for replacements from Earth. The printer is an extrusion model that builds up layers of liquefied acrylonitrile butadiene styrene plastic to form 3D parts. NASA estimates that 30% of parts on the ISS could be 3D printed. The printer went into space Sat.; another will be sent to the ISS next year. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
STRATASYS Ltd., THREE-dimensional printing, CORPORATE profits, RAPID prototyping, and REIS, David
The article reports on the affirmation of three-dimensional (3D) printer maker, Stratasys Inc., on the continued strength of the 3D printer market. It states that Stratasys declared a revenue of $126.1 million, showing a 39% increase from $90.9 million in the earlier quarter in 2013. According to the company's chief executive officer (CEO) David Reis, they are well positioned to sustain their positive momentum as they accelerate their rate of new product introduction.
PROTO Labs Inc., RAPID prototyping, NUMERICAL control of machine tools, THREE-dimensional printing, ELECTRONIC circuit design, and INDUSTRIAL Designers Society of America
Speed is of the essence in taking a new product or part design into production. But the process of converting electronic designs into functioning real-world hardware can be frustratingly time-consuming. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
GENERAL Electric Co., FACTORY design construction, THREE-dimensional printing, EXPANSION (Business), and PITTSBURGH (Pa.)
The industrial conglomerate announced plans to build a new advanced manufacturing center to develop and implement 3D printing technologies. The plant will be outside Pittsburgh as part of a $32 mil investment over 3 years. In the past 2 years, GE has created new advance manufacturing facilities for its Power & Water, Aviation and Oil & Gas divisions in 3 states. GE already uses 3D printing in a variety of areas, from making medical devices and jet-engine parts to prototyping components for washing machines. Shares rose 0.5% to 26.52. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]